♥SPRING IS HAIR NATURALS! ♥
We are all ready for some bright spots in our dark days of winter and news. Most of us are ready for a real distraction and some warmer temps would help. As we step well into March, the dryness is leaving replacing it with moisture (and allergies running amok) and pretty soon the weather is going to be warm and almost perfect. Now it’s time to think about the best spring hair tips to get hair ready for more moisture, spring events and getting rid of winter’s blues. Before all of that we need to do a few things in order to get our tresses in perfect shape for proms, festivals, graduations, and vacations.
Here are a few tips that will help you get ready for everything:
Snip, Snap – Honey, it’s time to get a trim. You can get a trim for spring because you’ll be letting out your hair (if stuck in a protective style all winter) and you don’t want jagged edges when you let your hair down! Plus, it’s time to get rid of those split ends and single strand knots that you’ve been holding unto and trying to revive with products that says they’ll remove them (which they won’t). Time to make an appointment with a hair stylist or do it yourself on wash day.
Try something new – It’s spring and the weather will be turning amazing! Time to stat thinking about trying something new for spring and one of the best ways is giving a subscription box a try. One amazing Black owned subscription box ti try is the The Knot Box is The Ultimate Black Girl Hair Care Box. You get everything you need to wash, style, and care for your curly, kinky, coily hair for only $25 a month.
I’ve had the opportunity to try the service and I was blown away with the diverse brands, and natural hair accessories they had for just one month. I got the March 2020 box and fell in love with the opportunity to try some brands I have heard of before as well as some I have not! They have hair products and tools from 5 different brands and some are travel size while others are full sized. A great mixture worth well over the $25 for the monthly subscription.
Knot Box has even been kind enough to offer $10 off of their first box by using this code: SRSLY10. Sign up here: The Knot Box is The Ultimate Black Girl Hair Care Box
Subscription boxes are a fun way to start the year off right and they allow you to try brands without big commitments and without spending a ton of money.
Protein Treatment – why not do a protein treatment? Our hair needs moisture as well as protein. So do a protein just to strengthen our tresses after the harsh winter season on our hair follicles. The protein treatment will help revive your damage hair strands and strengthen any damaged hair cuticles. Also, just to give our hair some extra TLC and get it back on track for another season.
My favorite protein treatment: Aubrey Organics GPB Glycogen Protein Balancing Conditioner
Switch Up Your Products – Because the season has changed it’s time to switch up our products. We need to step back from the winter hair products such as heavy creams and butters and winter hair routine such as buns which kept our ends tucked away through the harsh cold weather. It’s time to get back to light moisturizers with glycerin or purchase your own glycerin at any beauty supply store and do a DIY with water. In addition, use light oils such as almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil to seal in the moisture rather than thick oils such as castor oil.
My favorite light oil: Jojoba Oil
Styling – The increased moisture in the atmosphere makes some styles difficult to maintain. Since the weather will become really humid and our hair will be prone to frizz; we can minimize it with styling aids like gels when doing a braid/twist outs and/or wash and gos.
You may also be coaxed into wearing a protective styles such as mini twists or braids or Havana/Marley twists. You can enjoy your hair out on some days and protect your hair on other days as a way to retain length. (If trying braids remember to let hair rest in between applications!)
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Get your hair out of that protective style – If you have been keeping your hair in a protective style all winter long, it’s time to take it down, allow your hair to rest and give your scalp and hair a much needed break! I cannot say often enough that hair needs at least two weeks of down time between installs whether you are talking about braids, sew ins or any other long-term protective style. Too much tension on your scalp or edges can cause hair loss or breakage so allow hair to rest in between and a deep conditioning is crucial to beef up your hair’s strength.
What are your best spring hair tips you will be implementing?